Cagliari 1-2 Roma: Stunning free-kick from captain Lorenzo Pellegrini spares the blushes of Jose Mourinho’s facet as they pull off comeback win to remain fourth
- Roma returned to profitable methods however they made life robust away to Cagliari
- Leonardo Pavoletti put the hosts forward however they worn down by the Romans
- Jose Mourinho once more ostracised a number of gamers as he served a touchline ban
- Lorenzo Pellegrini assisted for 1-1 earlier than netting the winner to seal a 2-1 victory
Jose Mourinho grimaced by way of 90 minutes however his facet returned to profitable methods thanks, in probably the most half, to the strategy of captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Pellegrini has been one in all Mourinho’s most dependable stars since he arrived in Rome and his captain delivered two large moments to seal a comeback victory away to Cagliari, making certain Roma stay fourth, two factors behind Inter Milan.
After Leonardo Pavoletti had put the hosts into the lead, Pellegrini teed up Roger Ibanez for the equaliser earlier than netting the winner himself with a chic free-kick.
Lorenzo Pellegrini (proper) was the hero on the evening for Roma as they defeated Cagliari 2-1
The Romans had been made to work exhausting as they got here from behind on the Sardegna Arena
Cagliari: Cragno; Zappa, Ceppitelli, Carboni, Lykogiannis; Bellanova, Grassi (Oliva 79), Marin, Deiola; Joao Pedro, Pavoletti
Subs not used: Aresti, Radunovic, Altere, Obert, Delpupo, Farias, Keita Balde, Pereiro
Goals: Pavoletti (52)
Manager: Walter Mazzarri
Roma: Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Vina (Afena-Gyan 57); Cristante, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan (El Shaarawy 46); Abraham
Subs not used: Fuzato, Kumbulla, Calafiori, Tripi, Darboe, Bove, Volpato, Zalewski, Perez, Shomurodov
Goals: Ibanez (71), Pellegrini (78)
Manager: Jose Mourinho
It was to be Joao Sacramento calling the photographs on the touchline for Roma after Mourinho was despatched off towards Napoli for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Mourinho was located within the stands on the Sardegna Arena and was seen grumpily barking directions as he sat with headphones in.
He wouldn’t have been too impressed with the way in which his gamers began the sport – and they need to know he is not afraid to finish their enjoying time.
Borja Mayoral, Amadou Diawara, Gonzalo Villar and Bryan Reynolds all missed out as soon as once more as punishment for his or her position within the 6-1 Europa League defeat to Bodo/Glimt final week.
Cagliari seemed so as to add to Mourinho and Roma’s distress and virtually did so early in spectacular trend.
Young proper again Raoul Bellanova was picked out brilliantly on a swap of play and his strike rattled the crossbar as a warning to the guests – they had been in for an actual combat.
Matias Vina could discover himself trying over his shoulder at Roma coaching this week after he was at fault for the objective that broke the impasse.
A misinterpret cross into the field evaded Vina and it allowed an unmarked Pavoletti to poke in for 1-0, sucking his thumb by the use of celebration.
Leonardo Pavoletti netted Cagliari’s opening objective as stress continued to build on Roma
The cross was not minimize out at supply and Pavoletti (left) was capable of steer into the underside nook
Cagliari continued to swarm Roma, once more Pavoletti was on the coronary heart of it all and he was responsible of lacking a superb likelihood for 2-0.
That in flip opened the door for Roma to reply and whereas they do not look to be a severe contender for the title this season they continue to be an actual risk to interrupt the highest 4 if Pellegrini can keep wholesome.
It was Pellegrini’s nook that discovered Roger Ibanez and he made no mistake to scale back the deficit and swing the pendulum of momentum again in favour of Roma.
From there the second landed with Pellegrini, he puffed out his cheeks earlier than scooping the ball over the wall from a free-kick and into the highest nook to win it.
Jose Mourinho (proper) needed to make do with the stands following his crimson card within the final match towards Napoli whereas Cagliari supervisor Walter Mazzarri (left) stalked the touchline